Family gatherings are more commonplace in December, and older adults without families can experience more acute social isolation. Since isolation is both a risk factor for and a consequence of elder abuse, we decided to ask you - our social media followers and colleagues - to commit to speaking with an older adult in December. Our hope was that, by sharing this campaign, we could support older adults and contribute towards the prevention of elder abuse during the 2017 holiday season. More →
This post includes a summary of resources and educational opportunities relevant to the elder justice field. If you are aware of additional resources or have comments about any of the resources listed below, please use the response box at the end of the post to share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA), on behalf of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), will present a free webinar titled, “Involving Elected Officials in Coalitions.” Including elected officials can bolster the mission of elder justice coalition groups and, in some instances, help secure funds for abuse prevention. The webinar will cover tactics for involving your elected officials and tips on balancing the roles of education and prevention. For more information on this webinar, click here. Registration is required.
Also on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, SeniorNavigator and The Virginia Center on Aging will host a free webinar titled, “Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence in Later Life: Innovative New Resources for the Community.” The webinar presenters will discuss elder abuse and domestic violence in later life and introduce a new online resource for service providers, community members and individuals experiencing domestic violence. For additional information, including registration instructions, click here.
The Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE) is the nation’s largest computerized catalog of elder abuse literature. It is regularly updated with new literature and, in the last two months, 32 new articles have been added to the database. The latest additions to CANE can be viewed by clicking here. To search the database and learn more about the project, click here.
The NYC Elder Abuse Center’s Multidisciplinary Teams offer case consultation in Brooklyn & Manhattan. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below.
- Brooklyn Multidisciplinary Team: Meetings are held every Wednesday morning – except the first Wednesday of the month – from 9:00-10:30am at a convenient downtown Brooklyn location. To RSVP and to receive location information, please email Robin Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (212) 746-7211.
The Bronx Elder Abuse Task Force meets regularly on the first Thursday of every other month: October, December, February, April, June, and August. Meetings take place at the Bronx DA’s office. For more information, please contact Ellen Kolodney at email@example.com or (718) 590-2260.
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Resources and Tools for Professionals
The Lawrence Foundation is currently accepting applications for their December Grant Cycle. The foundation awards grants in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes. Applicants can request funding for both program and operating grants with no geographic restrictions to nonprofit organizations that qualify for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as public schools and libraries. Applications for this cycle are due November 1, 2013. For more information, please click here.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a useful set of resources related to privacy and identity protection on their website. Information about identity theft, from risks to instructions for individuals who are victims, is available and can be viewed by clicking here. Additionally, the FTC provides information about reducing the number of unwanted/fraudulent phone calls and emails that one receives. These anti-fraud resources are valuable for older adults, their caretakers and the professionals who assist them.
Wells Fargo Bank operates the website, “Hands on Banking for Seniors.” This site provides useful information about managing finances for older adults, and it also features a great deal of information about financial exploitation. Resources, including a list of common scams targeted at older adults and tips for recognizing financial abuse, are easily accessible and provide detailed information. To visit the site, which is also available in Spanish, please click here.
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – July 2013
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – June 2013
- Resources for Elder Justice Professionals – May 2013